Towing a vehicle

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  1. American Dream

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    Hi Guys.

    I have a 7.2 litre Dodge RV that used to tow a race car.

    We really need to tow a vehicle as alternative transport.

    Trouble is we have 3 kids and one of the motors is a people carrier.

    Have any of you experience in towing or trailering larger vehicles?

    What route should I be looking at.

    Had a Smart but too small.
     
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    Hi Steve. Weight may be an issue. Check the hitch max load, as well as the difference between max train weight and max auth mass (forgotten the us terms for these, sorry). We occasionally tow Anne's Wrangler, and it's only just ok for weight, if not slightly over, when on an A-frame. Tows a treat thought, no prob. with performance of course. Still don't really know it's there.

    Good luck

    des
     
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    Just waiting for George now... :Smile:

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  4. American Dream

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    Hi Des.

    Will check those out.

    I assume if not using a trailer, hitch nose weight is negligible.

    They used to tow a Mustang so I'm told.

    Would I be better buying a smaller vehicle?
     
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    Short thread this please guys.

    This is a serious enquiry.:thumb:
     
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    I tried this

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    Then this


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    But ended up with this


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    Hope it helps
     
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    ahhhh John there you are mate

    I will take the bike please, could fit it in the estate car :Rofl1:
     
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    The first one probably worth the most:Wink:

    If you go for number 3 get one with a jockey wheel makes life a LOT easier:Wink:
     
  10. American Dream

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    Drop the motor and towing gear off next time you're passing please?
     
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    Number 2 is nifty though:Wink::Wink:
     
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    :helpsos:Yes I got withdrawal symptoms :helpsos:



    Thanks for the support guys (you know who you are:Wink:):thumb:
     
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    The reason for this is you cant see the car but you can jump out unhitch and manouver the vehicle wherever you wish in under a minute:Wink:
     
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    Gimme Gimme Gimme John.

    Looks the solution to my problem.[​IMG]
     
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    Reversing is not a problem really :Wink:just quickly unhitch and manoeuvrer:Wink:job done:thumb:
     
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    Hi John.

    Where'd you go to get the Frame?Is it a custom jobby?
     
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    yerr came from here

    http://www.towingframes.com/
     
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    Brilliant.Thanks John.

    Mind if I ask how long you've had yours and how much approx it cost?

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    One year £850 fitted:cry:

    you can buy the kits from other suppliers
     
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    Is that about average?

    £850 seems a bit steep but I suppose you pay for what u get eh?

    Is it possible to fit yourself?


    Does that include the car.[​IMG]
     
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